The NZK Series of low-profile pneumatic cylinders combine high power characteristics with minimum dimensions, and are low in profile yet rugged. Low-friction operation is achieved by using pistons with a separate guidance band for minimum starting pressures and stable, supported movement. The cylinders are available in double-acting, single-acting normally retracted, and single-acting normally extended configurations, with double- or single-acting designs and standard or longer stroke lengths up to 20 inches.
Hoerbiger-Origa Corp., 100 W. Lake Dr., Glendale Heights, IL 60139, FAX (630) 871-1515.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.